Samantha Savage Smith releases title track & video for ahead of album release

Calgary, AB’s Samantha Savage Smith has unveiled the title track and video for her upcoming album, Fake Nice. The single follows previous releases, “In It To Win It” and “Spun Out“.

Samantha credits the track to being “an ode to being bipolar, being a ‘loose cannon’ and battling feelings of self-loathing, all the while still having your loved ones love you and encourage you to keep going.”

For the video concept, Samantha shares,

“I was inspired by watching one of my favourite Calgary drag performers, Queen Valerie Hunt, at a drag night I used to frequent called Queers for Beers (cute, right?!). Her energy and charisma are a force to be reckoned with, and I just really dug her thrifty, mod/punk aesthetic. She’s garnered a huge following in recent years, and also came second in a new drag reality series ‘Call Me Mother.’ Luckily, despite her becoming the rising star that she is, Val was still more than down to be a part of the project.”

The music is supposed to be this cheeky play on the ebbs and flows of being emotionally erratic and eventually breaking down into a state of psychosis – that’s the frantic instrumental bit, where I’d say we had the most fun shooting! Gotta love a strobe and a bad ass performer. Heather Saitz & myself fondly call this part of the video the “descent into madness”. But BLAM! The balloon pops and you come right back to reality. Perspective finally rears its head. Acknowledging that while you might be sick, you still have a whole lot of love to give, and are still able to receive love in return.

Fake Nice is set for release on April 22, 2022, via the Calgary-based label, Saved By Vinyl. You can pre-order the album HERE.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
April 23 @ Palomino (Calgary release show)
May 5-7 – Wrexham, Wales / Focus Wales
May 5 – 12pm GlyndwrTV (filmed session at the BBC building TV studio @ Glyndwr University Campus)
May 6 – Ty Pawb
May 7 – The Parish
May 8 – Manchester, UK @ Fuel*
May 9 – Nottingham, UK @ JT Soar*
May 10 – Oxford, UK @ Divine Schism*
May 11 – London, UK @ Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes*
May 20 – Montreal, QC @ The Diving Bell
May 21 – Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe Tavern
May 27 – Edmonton, AB @ The Aviary
* support to /Garden Centre

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